The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has been onsite at the float plane crash investigating potential fuel spillage into Comox Lake near the Cumberland Lake Park.
“There is no evidence based on close visual inspections by the fire department, RCMP and CVRD water operators of leaking fuel or oil from the plane and we are confident there are no issues with drinking water,” explains Marc Rutten, General Manager of Engineering Services. “Public safety is of utmost importance as Comox Lake provides drinking water to over 45,000 residents within the region.”read more
SWI announces its annual fundraising “Nature Camp”, being held this year at Paradise Meadows/Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Centre from September 12th to 15th. This SWI retreat event features two full-day field trips (on the Wednesday and Thursday) and three evening presentations, plus the possibility of additional half day walks from the Paradise Meadows Trailhead on the Tuesday and Thursday.read more
Join Project Watershed Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 40 KNOTS Vineyard & Estate Winery for the second annual salmon BBQ. Starting at 4pm, this wonderful event features Cory Frank’s Catering of a salmon BBQ, a tasting from 40 Knots Winery and some sampling of locally brewed beers.read more
Christianne Wilhelmson, Executive Director of Georgia Strait Alliance, a regional marine conservation organization, says the Province’s announcement today means construction of the Trans-Mountain pipeline won’t begin this year.read more
As of August 1, 2017, smoking is prohibited in all Village of Cumberland parks and trails, by order of the Fire Chief. The ban will be lifted when conditions improve.read more
As the dry summer weather continues in the Comox Valley, water levels gradually decrease in our local rivers and creeks. As water levels drop, isolated pools can form, which may contain small fish and/or fry. If isolated pools become too hot or shallow, fish mortalities can occur. The Tsolum River Restoration Society (TRRS) carries out fry salvaging, on an as-needed basis throughout the watershed every spring and summer. If you live on or near the river, or happen to come across isolated pools that are no longer connected to the main channel, and contain concentrations of fish, please contact Angela Spooner, Project Coordinator by phone at 250.650.7637 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org more
Project Watershed will be working in Simms Millennium Park this summer to improve the habitat in the area for salmon and other wildlife. The Simms side channel is used by species such as Coho salmon, however it is not functioning as well as it could be. In order to...read more
As of Friday, July 21, 2017 beach fires at the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) Goose Spit Park are banned until further notice, due to fire conditions around the province and the extreme fire rating here in the region. Although there is some precipitation now and in the forecast, the hot and dry weather is expected to return later in the weekend.read more
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has implemented a smoking ban in its parks, effective July 17, 2017 due to dry conditions and some fire services resources moving off-island to aid in the BC interior fires.
Although key personnel and equipment have been deployed to the BC interior, sufficient firefighters and equipment remain in the region to maintain a first-response capability locally, as was required with the Curtis Road brushfire in Comox over the weekend.read more